Monthly Archives: July 2017


What have we been up to???  Well fourth of July came and went:


Happy 4th


A Grass Fire Works

Syringa Berry


Just Dandy! A mini fireworks

A Clematis getting ready to bloom!

Cascade 4th of July parade! Sent to me by Kelly – photo bombed big time!


Next I had a much looked forward to girlie campout – Forty Going North

Montage of Campers by Kelly, my camper mate!!

Stare Down at Breakfast

We had a murder mystery:  Trailer Park Murder.  I made trailer trash sushi (just a pickle wrapped in ham spread with cream cheese and sliced!)

Me, Susie Ann!

My daughters, Missy Ann (left), Sally Ann (right)

Some of us had to play boy parts! It was a hoot!!!


The Victim

We each brought old junk from home, laid it out on tables, drew numbers and then went down the line getting to choose one item at a time.  Always a hit!

Yard Sale Line Up

Waiting for their number to come up!


Craft Time

Craft Time


Vintage Western Night

Dancing in the Party Barn

Square Dance


Party Barn

And finally, last night, we went to a Shakespeare Play, Hunchback of Notre Dame.  It was phenomenal!!!

At Shakespeare Play (shared by Marty)


We also hiked to Blue Lake on Friday but I will post those pictures later!  Here are just some random pics!

Sarah and Talayla in Wales! He is the “new man” and probably “the One”!

A crazy Loop-de-doop grass head.

Current Leaves Turning

Overrun Birdhouse

I hope your month of July has been full of fun like mine!!!


Purple Majesty and Inspirationals


“Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be.”  Unknown

Dainty purple daisy

Purple shooting stars

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart”  (Winnie the Pooh)

Purple penstemon

Close up of penstemon

“We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.”  Earnest Hemingway

Unknown purples flowers

Short purple lupine

Tall purple lupine

“I’ll never fit in.  That’s one of my best qualities…”  Terri Willingham

Purple chives

Wild geraniums

“Know this:  You can start over, each morning.”  Unknown

Purple columbine

More columbine

“Chin up Buttercup!  You have people that love you no matter what!”  Unknown

Dark purple iris

Blue iris

“Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.”  Unknown

Poppy! Orange you shocked?

“The smarter you get the less you speak.”  Unknown

Proof of frost in late June

Frost on the car this morning 6/28/17.

Inside unknown flower

Unknown flower type

“Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.” Unknown

Pink lilacs

Pink bleeding hearts

Dark pink iris

“When you arise in the morning think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breath, to think, to enjoy, to love.”  Marcus Aurelius

Queen Anne’s lace

Chartreuse hops

“Your Soul doesn’t care what you do for a living and when your life is over neither will you.  Your Soul cares only about what you are Being while you are doing whatever you are doing.” Unknown

Purple thistle

“Insert pictures of your flowers without any weeds to be seen and all will think you are a great gardener!”  Kim Meyer

Love to all!!!